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Dologel Gel

Manufactured byDR. REDDYS LABORATORIES LTD
ContainsCholine salicylate (8.7 %w/w) + Lidocaine (2 %w/w) + Benzalkonium chloride (0.01 %w/w)
Description
Dologel Gel is used to relieve pain, swelling, redness and discomfort associated with mouth ulcers or sores. These are one or more small, painful lesions that develop in your mouth or at the base of your gums. Dologel Gel is meant for external use only and do not swallow the medicine. Apply a thin film of Dologel Gel to the affected area with a clean fingertip 3-4 times daily. Wash your hands before and after each application.

Side effects

Major & minor side effects for Dologel Gel

  • Blistering and peeling of skin
  • Burning, itching, and irritation of the skin
  • Numbness
  • Flushing or redness of skin

Uses of Dologel Gel

What is it prescribed for?

  • Mouth ulcer
  • Soreness due to dentures
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Concerns

Commonly asked questions

  • How long does it take for this medicine to take effect?
    Dologel Gel may provide a quick relief from mouth ulcers. However, complete the entire prescribed period of treatment to get maximum benefit.
  • How long do the effects of this medicine last?
    The duration of action of Dologel Gel is not clinically established.
  • Is it safe to consume alcohol while taking this medicine?
    Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.
  • Is this a habit forming medicine?
    No habit-forming tendencies were reported Dologel Gel.
  • Can this medicine be taken during pregnancy?
    Although it is a topical preparation, use Dologel Gel in pregnant women only after a doctor's advise and prescription.
  • Can this medicine be taken while breast-feeding?
    It is not known whether Dologel Gel may cause harm to the infant while breastfeeding. Hence, use it only upon your doctor's recommendation.

Allergy

Avoid using Dologel Gel if you are previously allergic to it. Serious allergic reactions to this medicine are very rare.
Warnings for special population

Pregnancy

Although it is a topical preparation, use Dologel Gel in pregnant women only after a doctor's advise and prescription.

Breast-feeding

It is not known whether Dologel Gel may cause harm to the infant while breastfeeding. Hence, use it only upon your doctor's recommendation.
General warnings

Burns and cuts

Do not apply Dologel Gel to treat skin burns or cuts.

Animal bites and deep puncture wounds

Dologel Gel is not effective to treat animal bite and deep puncture wounds. It may cause severe skin irritation on such wounds.

Topical anesthetics and food

Food should be taken only after an hour of applying Dologel Gel is used in the mouth or throat. This medicine may impair the process of swallowing and may increase the risk of biting the tongue.

Use in children

Dologel Gel is not recommended for use in patients less than 12 years of age since the safety and efficacy of use are not clinically established.

External use only

Dologel Gel is recommended for external use only. Avoid contact with the eyes, mucous membranes, or open wounds.

Missed Dose

Apply the missed dose of Dologel Gel as soon as you remember. If it is already time for the next scheduled dose, skip the missed dose.

Overdose

An overdose of Dologel Gel is not likely to cause severe symptoms unless it is applied for a prolonged period of time in large volumes. However, ingestion of this medicine may cause harm and immediate medical intervention may be required.
All drugs interact differently for person to person. You should check all the possible interactions with your doctor before starting any medicine.
Interaction with Alcohol

Description

Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.

Instructions

Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.
Interaction with Medicine
Disease interactions

Disease

Information not available.
Food interactions
Information not available.
Lab interactions
Information not available.
Apply a thin film of Dologel Gel to the affected area with a clean fingertip 3-4 times daily. Finish your entire course of treatment even if your symptoms begin to clear up after a few days. You should seek medical advice if the sores are extremely painful, or lasts for a long time without healing.
Miscelleneous

Usage does not depend on food timings

To be taken as instructed by doctor

Does not cause sleepiness

How it works
Choline salicylate stops the release of chemicals called prostaglandins that cause pain and swelling. Lidocaine stops pain signals from the body to the brain thereby reduces pain. Benzalkonium chloride kills germs and reduces the risk of bacterial infection.
Legal Status

Approved

Unknown

Unknown

Unknown

Classification

Category

Salicylates, Antiseptic and germicides, Topical anesthetics

Schedule

OTC

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Information on this page was last updated on 10 May 2021

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